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Code MDG-1.4
MDG code MDG-1.4
Name Growth rate of GDP per person employed (%)
Definition The growth rate of GDP per person employed or labour productivity is defined as the growth rate of output per unit of labour input. Output is measured as “value added”, which is the total production value minus the value of intermediate inputs, such as raw materials, semi-finished products, services purchased and energy inputs. Value added, called “gross domestic product” (GDP) in the national accounts, represents the compensation for input of services from capital (including depreciation) and labour directly engaged in the production. Labour input is defined as persons employed. For further information see: http://www.ilo.org/trends
Calculation/Formula (GDP (Current) at market prices for the aggregate economy / Total employment in the economy (Average number of persons with one or more paid jobs during that year)) x 100
Unit of Measure %
Assumptions All estimates are made according to the national accounts conventions to ensure that labour productivity for individual sectors can be compared. Hence, the selection of economies is based on the availability of consistent series of output in both national currencies and PPP (purchasing power parity) converted United States (US) dollars and labour input.
Policy Linkages National Development Plans, National Sustainable Development Frameworks, MDGs
Preferred Data Sources National accounts
Primary Data Collection System National Administrative Records - National accounts, government budgets and plans
Economic Tag GDP
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme SDP
Numerator GDP (Current) at market prices for the aggregate economy
Denominator Total employment in the economy (Average number of persons with one or more paid jobs during that year)
Factor x 100
Unit %
Other Metadata Link http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx